Alumnae of the Hydrogen Chapter

Dr. Kate Alfieri

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Works at: Stanford ChEM-H (Stanford, CA)
Undergraduate: Haverford College (Havorford, PA)
Ph.D.: Professor Jay T. Groves, University of California, Berkeley 2015
Research Interests: Chem-bio program, membrane proteins, membrane dynamics, optical microscopy and spectroscopy
ISP Initiation: 2010
Other Interests: Hiking, kayaking, skiing, ballet, and cooking
Select Publications:
McMahon, Heather A., Alfieri, Katherine N., Clark, Katherine A. A., Londergan, C. H. Cyanylated cysteine: a covalently attached vibrational probe of protein-lipid contacts. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 850-855.
Smith, Melanie H., Miles, Timothy F., Sheehan, Molly, Alfieri, Katherine N., Kokona, Bashkim, and Fairman, Robert. Polyglutamine fibrils are formed using a simple designed beta-hairpin model. Proteins: Struct. Funct. Bioinf., 2010, 78, 1971-1979.

Contact: kalfieri@berkeley.edu


Tiffany Chen

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Undergraduate: Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2016 (Berkeley, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor F. Dean Toste, joined 2015
Research Interests: Organometallic chemistry, gold catalysis, and organic synthesis
ISP Initiation: 2015
ISP Officer Position(s): Vice President (2015-2016)
Other Interests: Running, music, and food science 


Dr. Kristi Closser

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2014-present)
Undergraduate: Smith College (Northampton, MA)
Ph.D.: Professor Martin Head-Gordon, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
Research Interests: Computing excited states of clusters and molecules
ISP Initiation: 2006
ISP Position(s): Secretary (2010-2011)
Other Interests: Scottish country dancing, training to be a dance teacher, knitting, and quilting
Select Publications:
Closser K. D.; Head-Gordon M. Ab Initio Calculations on the Electronically Excited States of Small Helium Clusters. J. Phys. Chem. A. 2010.

Contactkclosser@berkeley.edu


Dr. Jessica Douglas

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Works at: DOW Chemical (Philadelphia, PA)
Undergraduate: McGill University (Montreal, Quebec)
Ph.D.: Professor Jean M.J. Frechet, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Research Interests: Organic synthesis for organic photovoltaic devices
ISP Initiation: 2011
ISP Officer Position(s): Treasurer (2012-2013)
Other Interests: Jessica enjoys running, swimming, knitting, cooking, reading, and the occasional Str8ts puzzle.
Select Publications:
Griffini, G.; Douglas, J. D.; Piliego, C.; Holcombe, T. W.; Turri, S.; Fréchet, J. M. J.; Mynar, J. L.  Long-term Thermal Stability of High-efficiency Polymer Solar Cells Based on Photocrosslinkable Donor-acceptor Conjugated Polymers. Adv. Mater. 2011, 1660-1664.  
Piliego, C.; Holcombe, T. W.; Douglas, J. D.; Woo, C. H.; Beaujuge, P. M.; Fréchet, J. M. J. Synthetic Control of Structural Order in *N*-Alkylthieno[3,4-*c*]-4,6-dione-based Polymers for Efficient Solar Cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 7595-7597.

Contact: jessd223@gmail.com


Anna E.R. Faris

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Undergraduate: Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2012 (Berkeley, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Kenneth N. Raymond
Research Interests: Organic synthesis, MRI contrast agents,and molecular biology
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Hiking, traveling, water polo, and distance running
Select publications:
Faris, Anna E. R.; Klemm, Piper J.; Pailloux, Sylvie L.; Raymond, Kenneth N. Exploring the T2 relaxivity of lanthanide hydroxypyridinone (HOPO) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents, Abstracts of Papers, 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, CA, United States, March 27-31, 2011, INOR-310.
Faris, Anna E. R.; Klemm, Piper J.; Pailloux, Sylvie L.; Raymond, Kenneth N. Synthesis of novel capping moieties for increased q value in gadolinium hydroxypyridinone (HOPO) chelators. American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29, 2012. INOR


Dr. Heidi Ferguson

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Works at: Merck (Boston, MA)
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (La Crosse, WI)
Ph.D.: Professor Jean Frechet, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
Research Interests: Drug delivery, polymers, liposomes, and chemotherapeutics
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Running, teaching my husky how to be a sled dog, and trying my hand at cooking international cuisine
Select Publications:
Riviere, K., Kieler-Ferguson, H.M., Jerger, K., Szoka, F.C.; Anti-tumor Activity of Liposome Encapsulated Fluoroorotic Acid as a Single Agent and in Combination with Liposome Irinotecan. J. Control Release. 2011, 153 (3), 288-296. 
Floyd, W.C., Datta, G.K., Imamura, S., Kieler-Ferguson, H.M., Jerger, K., Patterson, A.W., Fox, M.E., Szoka, F.C., Fréchet, J.M.J. and Ellman, J.A.; Chemotherapeutic Evaluation of a Synthetic Tubulysin Analogue–Dendrimer Conjugate in C26 Tumor Bearing Mice. ChemMedChem. 2010, 6 (1), 49-53.

Contactheidikieler@gmail.com


Marisa Hom

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Undergraduate: Molecular Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, 2013 (Berkeley, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Kenneth N. Raymond
Research Interests: Organic synthesis, MRI contrast agents, and metal toxicity in vivo
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Hiking, bicycling, playing basketball, and photography
Select publications:
Hom, Marisa E.; Pailloux, Sylvie L.; Klemm, Piper J.; Raymond, Kenneth N. Recent development in design and synthesis of new HOPO in the goal to improve solubility and kinetic stability. American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29, 2012. INOR


Dr. Stephanie R. Jones

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Works at: Industrial Microbes (Emeryville, CA)
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Masters:  University of Cambridge, Churchill College (Cambridge, UK)
Ph.D.: Professor Michelle Chang, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
Research Interests: Iron biomineralization in magnetotactic bacteria, natural and synthetic biomaterials, and metalloenzymes
ISP Initiation: 2012
Other Interests : Mountain biking, soccer, reading, space exploration, and advocacy
Select Publications:
W. Luo, S. R. Jones, M. N. Yousaf. Geometric control of stem cell differentiation rate on surfaces. Langmuir 2008, 24, 1229-1233.

Contact: srjones@berkeley.edu


Joo Myung Vicky Jun

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Undergraduate: Chemical Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2012 (Berkeley, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Kenneth N. Raymond
Research Interests: Supramolecular catalysis
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Art, drawing, and swimming


Michelle N. Keyser

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Undergraduate: Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2013 (Berkeley, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Kenneth N. Raymond, joined 2011
Research Interests: MRI contrast agents, gold nanoparticles, and novel synthesis for biomedical applications
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Traveling, running, and tennis
Select Publications:
Keyser, Michelle N.; Klemm, Piper J.; Pailloux, Sylvie L.; Raymond, Kenneth N. Synthesis of macromolecular gadolinium hydroxypyridinone complexes as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents. American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29, 2012. INOR
Klemm, Piper J.; Keyser, Michelle N.; Straney, Patrick J.; Pailloux, Sylvie L.; Millstone, J.; Raymond, Kenneth N. Gold nanoparticles as a surface to immobilize gadolinium-hydroxypyridinone (HOPO) complexes for use as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents. American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29, 2012. INOR

Contact: mkeyser@berkeley.edu


Jessica Kisunzu

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Undergraduate: Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, TN)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Richmond Sarpong, joined 2009
Research Interests: Natural product synthesis, diterpenoid alkaloids, and structure-activity relationships of natural products
ISP Initiation: 2010
Other Interests: Music, reading, traveling, and church group activities

Contactjkisunzu@berkeley.edu


Dr. Piper J. Klemm

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Undergraduate: Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
Ph.D.: Professor Kenneth N. Raymond, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
Research Interests: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrast agents, lanthanides, nanoparticles, and dendrimers
ISP Initiation: 2009
ISP Officer Position(s): Official Delegate to the Triennial Convention (2011), Iota Sigma Pi National Social Media Coordinator, Social Chair of Hydrogen Chapter (2011-2012)
Other Interests: Piper is currently the Membership Chair of San Francisco Zoo II, a young professionals committee benefiting the San Francisco Zoo. She is an active member of the Graduate Life Committee, serving as the holiday party emcee for 2009, 2010 & 2011, as well as the Graduate Student Handbook editor for 2011-2012. She has blogged for the Berkeley Science ReviewWomen Make News, and Ms. Magazine Blog, has been quoted in Jezebel and Feminist Frenzy, attends philanthropic galas (including the SF Zoo II Fur Ball), cares for her ponies Brighton Boast A BitVermont Ruby Fox, Stonewall Black Pearl, and Europium, and loves to throw cocktail parties in her spare time. She tweets @piperjklemm.
Select Publications:
Floyd, W. C. III; Klemm, P. J.; Smiles, D. E.; Kohlgruber, A. C.; Pierre, V. C.; Mynar, J. L.; Fréchet, J. M. J.; Raymond, K. N. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2390-2393.
Duncan, A. K.; Klemm, P. J.; Raymond, K. N.; Landry, C. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012, 134, 8046-8049. 
Klemm, P. J.; Floyd, W. C. III; Andolina, C. M.; Fréchet, J. M. J.; Raymond, K. N. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2012, 12, 2108-2114.

Contact: piper.klemm@gmail.com, www.piperklemm.info


Dr. Olivia Lee

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2013-present)
Undergraduate: New York University (New York, NY)
Ph.D.: Professor Jean M.J. Frechet, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Research Interests: Organic synthesis for organic photovoltaic devices
ISP Initiation: 2012
ISP Officer Position(s): Secretary (2012-2013)
Other Interests: Reading, cooking, and swimming
Select Publications:
Yiu, A. T.; Beaujuge, P. M.; Lee, O. P.; Woo, C. H.; Toney, M. F.; Fréchet, J. M. J. “Side-Chain Tunability of Furan-Containing Low Band-Gap Polymers Provides Control of Structural Order in Efficient Solar Cells.”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 2180-2185. 
Lee, O. P.; Yiu, A. T.; Beaujuge, P. M.; Woo, C. H.; Holcombe, T. W.; Millstone, J. E.; Douglas, J. D.; Chen, M. S.; Fréchet, J. M. J. “Efficient Small Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells with High Fill Factors via Pyrene-Directed Molecular Self-Assembly.”  Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 5359-5363. 

Contact: olivia.lee@berkeley.edu


Vivian Lin

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Undergraduate: Scripps College (Claremont, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Chris Chang, joined 2010
Research Interests: Reactive species in biological systems, and fluorescent dyes
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Baking and literature

Contact: vivian.lin@berkeley.edu


Mary Anne Manumpil

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Undergraduate: Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2013 (Berkeley, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Jeffrey R. Long
Research Interests: High-throughput synthesis of metal-organic frameworks for gas capture and gas storage 
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Tennis, cooking, and climbing
Select Publications:
Manumpil, Mary Anne; Weeber, Kaitlyn M.; Long, Jeffrey R. Metal-Organic Frameworks: Synthesis and Gas Sorption Studies. BERC Energy Symposium, Berkeley, CA, United States, October 20-21, 2012.

Contact: audiophile6022@gmail.com


Amy McCarthy

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Graduate: California Institute of Technology, 2012-present
Undergraduate: Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2012)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Richmond Sarpong
Research Interests: Natural product synthesis and reaction methodology
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Crocheting, knitting, and cooking

Contact: mccarthy-amy@berkeley.edu


Rebecca Murphy

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Undergraduate: University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Richmond Sarpong, joined 2009
Research Interests: Natural product synthesis
ISP Initiation: 2009
ISP Position(s): President (2011-2012)
Other Interests: Rebecca enjoys distance running and horseback riding in her free time.
Select Publications:
Murphy, R. A.; Sarpong, R. Direct Methoxypyridine Functionalization Approach to Magellanine-Type Lycopodium Alkaloids. Org Lett. 2011. 

Contact: murphyra@gmail.com


Dr. Latisha Paw U

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Works at: Maxim Integrated (Beaverton, OR)
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
Ph.D.: Professor Angy Stacy, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
Research Interests: Materials/solid-state chemistry, photovoltaics, and electrochemistry
ISP Initiation: 2011
ISP Officer Position(s): President (2012-2014), Hydrogen Chapter Professional Awards Coordinator
Other Interests: Latisha enjoys dancing (most often ballet), baking, and crafting
Select Publications:
Fei, Honghan, Paw U, Latisha, Rogow, David.; Bresler, Marc, Abdollahian, Yashar, Oliver, Scott. Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Application of Cationic Metal-Organic Framework. Chemistry of Materials. 2010. 
Beavers, Christine, Paw U, Latisha, Olmstead, Marilyn. Monomers, dimers, and trimers of [Au(CN)2]- in a Ba(diaza-18-crown-6)2+ coordination polymer. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 2009. E65: m300-m301.

Contact: latishapawu@gmail.com


Dr. Chandra Richards

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Works at: Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County (San Diego, CA)
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
Ph.D.: Professor Celine Pallud, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
Research Interests: Soil biogeochemistry and environmental science
ISP Initiation: 2012
ISP Officer Position(s): Historian & Webmaster (2012-2014)
Other Interests: Chandra enjoys teaching, lacrosse, and community service
Select publications:
Richards, C. M. and C. Pallud. “Kinetics of microbial Fe(III) reduction in Colorado subalpine wetland soils,” American Chemical Society 245th National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2013. 
Richards, C. M., N. Washton, K. T. Mueller. "Kinetics of 3,3,3-(trifluoropropyl)dimethylchloro-silane Attachment to Silica Gel," American Chemical Society 237th National Meeting & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, March 23, 2009.

Contact: cmr5064@berkeley.edu


Dr. Leah Rubin

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Works as: ACS/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow (Washington, D.C.)
Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Ph.D.: Professor John Arnold, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
Research Interests: Inorganic and organometallic chemistry, catalysis, electrochemistry, alternative energy, and green chemistry
ISP Initiation: 2010
Other Interests: Music (singing, piano, composing & arranging), social and environmental policy

Contactlrubin@berkeley.edu


Dr. Ashley Russell

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Works as: Air Quality Scientist, Sonoma Technology, Inc. (Petaluma, CA)
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)
Ph.D.: Professor Ronald C. Cohen, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
Research Interests: Improving retrieval techniques for optical remote sensing of NO2, studying spatial and temporal changes in atmospheric composition as observed by satellites  
ISP Initiation: 2004
ISP Officer Position(s): Graduate Assembly Delegate for ISP (2009-2011)
Other Interests: Food (cooking and eating), music (listening and playing), and knitting 
Select Publications:
A.R. Russell, A.E. Perring, L.C. Valin, E.J. Bucsela, E.C. Browne, K.-E. Min, P.J. Wooldridge, and R.C. Cohen, A high spatial resolution retrieval of NO2 column densities from OMI: method and evaluation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 8543-8554, 2011.
A.R. Russell, L.C. Valin, E.J. Buscela, M.O. Wenig and R.C. Cohen, Space-based Constraints on Spatial and Temporal Patterns of NOx Emissions in California, 2005-2008, Env. Sci. & Tech., 44, 3608-3615, 2010.

Contact: arrussell@berkeley.edu


Molly R. Ryan

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Graduate: Biochem, Biophysics, and Structural Biology Ph.D program, Yale University, 2013-present
Undergraduate: MCB, University of California, Berkeley, 2013 (Berkeley, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Charles Harris, joined 2011
Research Interests: 2D-IR spectroscopy and NMR
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Tennis and piano
Select Publications:
Ryan, Molly R.; Hill, Adam D.; Harris, Charles B. “Towards the ultrafast spectroscopy of heterbimetallic complexes” American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29, 2012. INOR

Contact: mryan@berkeley.edu


Kaitlyn Weeber

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Undergraduate: Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2013 (Berkeley, CA)
Group at Berkeley: Professor Jeffrey R. Long
Research Interests: Materials and inorganic Chemistry, metal-organic framework synthesis and utilization in gas separations and carbon dioxide storage
ISP Initiation: 2011
Other Interests: Tennis, cooking, and climbing
Select Publications:
Zachary L. Schaefer, Kaitlyn M. Weeber, Rajiv Misra, Peter Schiffer, Raymond E. Schaak. “Bridging hcp-Ni and Ni3C via a Ni3C1-x Solid Solution: Tunable Composition and Magnetism in Colloidal Nickel Carbide Nanoparticles.” Chemistry of Materials. 2011 23 (9), 2475-2480.
Manumpil, Mary Anne; Weeber, Kaitlyn M.; Long, Jeffrey R. Metal-Organic Frameworks: Synthesis and Gas Sorption Studies. BERC Energy Symposium, Berkeley, CA, United States, October 20-21, 2012.


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